I don’t think I realized how well medical marijuana was going to help with my pain until I saw the difference for myself. It had been a long time since I was relatively free of pain. The pain I had been experiencing since our car accident was becoming unbearable. The doctors kept telling me there was nothing they could do other than putting shots in my spine, or putting me on dangerous prescription drugs. When I talked to my physical therapist, he asked if the doctor had mentioned medical marijuana? He thought medical marijuana was one of the best legal pain relievers they have on the market. He said that many civilizations had been using marijuana as a way of helping people with pain and other debilitating diseases for several millennia. He couldn’t understand why our government didn’t understand that not legalizing a medicine that has been used throughout history, yet legalizing drugs that were made in chemistry bottles, made any sense. He told me he knew a doctor who could help me get a medical marijuana ID card. Although medical marijuana was expensive, he told me that within the first couple of uses, I would notice a difference in my pain level. Every time we talked for the next month, my physical therapist asked if I had gotten a medical marijuana card yet. I could finally tell him I went to the doctor and I would receive my medical marijuana card soon. He reminded me to use the medical marijuana as instructed, and he was sure I would feel better.